Being Overwhelmed And Awards

Its been a funny old week, a time of celebration, feeling proud, excited and reflecting on how bloomin well lucky I am. When I started my little blog just over 2 years ago I had no idea, I was in total ignorant bliss as to what exactly is involved in this incredible world. If you had sat me down and told me exactly what I would need to learn to survive and keep my blog going I would have run for the hills.

Highlands House, Chelmsford, My Sunday Photo,

Magical Woodland Walks and Massages, Q Hop Day 5

My Sunday Photo And The First Signs Of Spring

Sunday Walks And Gorgeous Tree's

Highlands House, Chelmsford, My Sunday Photo,

But once you start it is addictive, I was like a sponge wanting to learn more, reading, watching, trying to work out what it was that made a successful blog, how do you measure yourself, and how do you improve. Then in January I enrolled in a photography course and OMG it was like having am epiphany.

My tutor was incredible, so inspirational, I can’t believe what he taught me in that 10 weeks, and ever since I have pottered about with my camera loving life through a lens. Seeing everything as a photograph, setting myself little challenges to make me more aware of my surroundings. I still have so much to learn but I am loving learning.

Sunday 1

Being Overwhelmed, Awards, And A Little Favour

My captured Moment, a family walk

Being Overwhelmed, Awards, And A Little Favour

A Day on the beach

My blog has also given us as a family so many wonderful opportunities and trips. Sharing our family memories has been so much fun. We have loved every single adventure, walks in forests, on beaches, golf lessons, cocktail making, tree trekking. I honestly have to keep pinching myself.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

10 Reason You will Fall In Love With Ikos Oceania a

10 Reason You will Fall In Love With Ikos Oceania a

My Captured Moment, Out At Sea A

A Morning Walk On The Beach In Greece

What The Boys Loved About Ikos Oceania 1

A Greek Sunset

And as the icing on the cake, I have had the most wonderful week, and got to the finals in the Tots100 Mad Blog Awards in the School Days Category, and shortlisted for the Photography Category in the BritMums BiB Awards. I am so overwhelmed and excited. When I look at the incredible company I am in it blows my mind, people whose blogs I adore, and then me!

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

A Late Lunch At Jamie's Italian

Easter Cup Cakes And Chill Time

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As a way of justification to myself more than anyone else I have added my favourite photos from this year, and some favourite adventures. I have also added the links of the award to the bottom, just in case!  Check out the other blogs in my categories, they are all amazing. But most of all thanks for reading, for encouraging and supporting me, because without all that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to keep writing, snapping away and sharing.

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A Late Lunch At Jamie's Italian 2

Manchester in 48 Hours 2

Manchester in 48 Hours 2

Manchester in 48 Hours 2

Manchester in 48 Hours 2,Its been a funny old two weeks, a time of celebration, feeling proud, excited and reflecting on how bloomin well lucky I am.

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22 Comments

  1. 30th April 2016 / 7:29 am

    Huge well done lovely, your blog and is wonderful and you really deserve to be nominated. Good luck for the awards I have already voted for you xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 1:30 pm

      Ah Lindsay thank you so much, I am still al little overwhelmed by it all, but excited arghhh x

  2. 30th April 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Absolutely brilliant news! I am thrilled for you, well done! x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn, I am over the moon but keep looking and thinking wow how on earth did I manage that x

  3. 30th April 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Hi Sarah, a big congratulationary (?) hug. You must feel amazing to do so well in not one, but two awards!

    I think if any of us bloggers was told just what blogging entailed, when we started out, the hills would be full of herds of wide eyed, would-be bloggers (now that would be worth a photo!).

    Your photos are excellent. I would love to d a course, did you do an online one or proper classes?

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Ha ha yes there would Debbie, the more you learn, the more you need to learn ! And the course was so worth it I loved it x

  4. 30th April 2016 / 11:06 pm

    What a wonderful selection of gorgeous photos. A huge congratulations on being a MADs finalist and being shortlisted for the BiBs too – what a fabulous achievement and wishing you all the very best of luck 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much Louise, I am so overwhelmed at being in the photography category and thrilled too ! And to get to finals at the MADS arghhhhh it been such a great week x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd May 2016 / 9:04 am

      Thank you so much Merlinda x

  5. 1st May 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on your awards! Wow – what a great learning experience to have completed the photography course and driven your passion even further. How inspiring it is.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd May 2016 / 9:05 am

      Thank you Ali, yes its been incredible, I am so loving learning and improving x

  6. 2nd May 2016 / 8:55 pm

    HUGE congrats Sarah and such amazing news!! Both awards too! I love your blog (you know that) and I truly hope that you get an award this year – you deserve it so much xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      2nd May 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much Jess, dont get me wrong I would love to win but in truth I am happy with my lovely finalist badge, to me that means so so much x

  7. 4th May 2016 / 11:45 am

    Sarah you work so hard on your blog and everything that comes with it, and you deserve to be in the finals for both of the awards. I love your photography from taking a picture of adorable Toby to a swimming pool in Greece, they are all amazing xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th May 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Ah thank you so much Tracey, that means so much x

  8. 4th May 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I always enjoyed your photos but honestly, these last few weeks you can really notice the difference. You obviously have an eye for it anyway but he has unlocked something else in you. So proud of you being nominated and I really wish you all the luck as your photos are just beautiful xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th May 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Ah Kate that is so lovely, thank you so much. I must say I feel I have so much more to learn but there is some wonderful inspiration all around us isn’t there ?

  9. 6th May 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I was really happy when I saw that you’ve been shortlisted, and your photos are always so lovely. Seeing yours spurs me on to learn more. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Ah Sian thank you so much, I love you photos too, they are gorgeous x

  10. 7th May 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Hola!!! You’re so well-deserving of both categories, my fellow photo geek!! In fact, I was so excited to see your name, I missed seeing my own. I’m and idiot and you’re brilliant. Never forget that xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th May 2016 / 7:58 pm

      Ha ha thank you so much Rachel, I know I cant believe you missed your own name you muppet. I am still a little overwhelmed and you to are incredible. Good luck, I so love your photos. And honestly in this category I am just thrilled with my little badge xx

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